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Shareholder votes set on $8.6 billion utilities merger

Owners of Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy Inc. and Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. will vote next month at simultaneous meetings in the companies’ respective headquarters cities. The proposed merger also faces regulatory reviews. Missouri regulatory staff in talks with Great Plains.

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Attorneys fees ruling comes in ‘hot fuel’ case

A federal judge approved $18.9 million in attorneys fees Tuesday in class-action “hot fuel” cases filed against gas stations that did not account for the expansion of gasoline in warmer temperatures. The cases stemmed from reporting done in 2006 by The Kansas City Star.

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High rents in KC cripple the poor

Bridget Hughes shows her tiny Kansas City apartment where her family of six live. Rents across Kansas City have spiked in the past year with the highest increases occurring in what had been areas with the lowest average rents, meaning that low income renters are feeling the greatest distress. Video by: ALLISON LONG | along@kcstar.com
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High rents in KC cripple the poor 4:08

High rents in KC cripple the poor

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Live tweeting by Kansas City police catches on

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One city, one flag

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Priorities For KC East Side Development